Q1 The main destinations of Indian indentured migrants were the _____.
Q2. Most Indian indentured workers came from the present-day regions of ______.
Q 3. Migrants from ______ went to Ceylon and Malaya.
Q4. India’s nationalist leaders began opposing the system of indentured labour migration as abusive and cruel. It was abolished in ______.
Q5. Who worked in American plantations during the 18th century:
Q6. Reason for decline of cotton textile export from India to Britain in the early 19th century: (a) imposition of tariff on cotton import into Britain. (b) quality of cotton textile was poor. (c) shortage of raw cotton in India. (d) cotton producers had found other buyers.
Q7. When the export of cotton textile to Britain declined, India did not lose much. Why?
Q8. Give the correct reason for decline of household income in Europe after the First World War:
Q9. During the First World War women in Europe stepped into jobs which earlier men were expected to do. What was the reason?
Q10. Which of the following did not take part in the First World War?
Q11. In which country did the Great Depression start?
Q12. Identify one aim of the post-war international economic system:
Q13. Many of our common foods such as potatoes, soya, groundnuts, maize, etc. were only introduced in Europe and Asia after ________ accidentally discovered the vast continent that would later become known as the Americas.
14. Precious metals, particularly _______, from mines located in present-day Peru and Mexico enhanced Europe’s wealth and financed its trade with Asia.
Q15. Many expeditions set off in search of El Dorado, the fabled city of ______.
Q16. America’s original inhabitants had no immunity against diseases that came from Europe. _______ in particular proved a deadly killer.
Q17. Who adopted the concept of assembly line to manufacture automobiles?
Q18. Name the place and the year of United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference:
Q19. What was the outcome of Bretton Woods Conference? It led to the establishment of:
Q20. Why did China become an attractive destination for Multi-National Companies?
Q21. From the mid-19th century, faster industrial growth in Britain led to:
Q22. Which of the following countries has an effective right of veto over key IMF and World Bank decisions?
Q23. The First World War was fought mainly in
Q24. The geographical exploration in Africa was directly linked to (
Q25. From ancient times travellers travel long distances in search of
Q26. Common foods like potatoes, groundnuts, maize, tomatoes, chillies, sweet potatoes were introduced in
Q27. 10,000,000 people died in Ireland between 1845-1849 due to
Q28. Thousands of people fled Europe for America in the 19th century due to
Q29 Reduced role of ________ and the rising importance of the Americas gradually moved the centre of world trade westwards.
Q30. Which country passed the ‘Corn Laws’ to restrict the import of corn?
Q31. Demand for ______ led to the migration of people to America and Australia.
Q32. Between 1820 and 1914, world trade is estimated to have multiplied 25 to 40 times. Nearly _______ percent of this trade comprised ‘primary products’.
Q33. One of the oldest livestock markets in ________ was at Smithfield.
Q34. Animals were slaughtered for food at the starting point – in America, Australia or New Zealand, and then transported to ________ as frozen meat, thereby reducing the shipping costs and reducing meat prices.
Q35. In 1885 the big European powers met in ______ to complete the carving up of Africa between them.
Q36. The US also became a colonial power in the late 1890s by taking over some colonies earlier held by ________.
Q37. In Africa, in the 1890s, a fast-spreading disease of _______ had a terrifying impact on people’s livelihoods and the local economy.
Q38. Europeans came to _______ hoping to establish plantations and mines, but they faced the problem of Labour shortage.
Q39. Rinderpest arrived in Africa in the late 1880s. It was carried by infected cattle imported from British Asia to feed the Italian soldiers invading ______ in East Africa.
Q40. The loss of _______ destroyed African livelihoods.